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Installing PlayStation 2 Optical Disc Drive Lens Cleaning 



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Installing PlayStation 2 Optical 
Disc Drive Lens Cleaning 

Written By: emessers 

f TOOLS: 

• Metal Spudger (1) 

• Phillips 00 Screwdriver (1) 
Q-Tip(1) 

Rubbing Alcohol (1) 

Small Phillips Screwdriver (1) 



SUMMARY 

The "Disc Read Error" is one of the most common, and possibly the most frustrating error 
you might encounter. 

The problem occurs because dust or debris has accumulated on the lens. Luckily, it is easy 
to fix and takes a few short and simple steps! 



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Installing PlayStation 2 Optical Disc Drive Lens Cleaning 



Step 1 — Top Cover 






• Flip the PlayStation 2 over so it lays with the bottom of the device facing upwards. 

• Use the flat edge of a metal spudger to pry the eight flat screw covers out. 

• Remove the following eight screws securing the top cover to the bottom case: 
• Four 55.4 mm Philips screws 

Four 18.0 mm Phillips screws 



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Step 2 



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• Peel the warranty sticker (located 
next to the main power switch) 
straight away from the case. 

• To avoid activating the 
VOID that may come up, 
heat it carefully to remove and 
replace it clean 



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Step 3 





• Flip the PlayStation 2 back to its original upside position. 



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• Lift the top cover off the bottom case. 

• To facilitate the removal, it is recommended to pry open the half closer to the power 
switch first while rocking the top cover towards the front of the bottom case. 

• Carefully remove the power cord that attaches the top and bottom halves by disconnecting 
the power cord assembly from the bottom case. 



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Step 4 — Optical Disc Drive Lens Cleaning 





♦ Remove the four 6.4 mm Phillips screws securing the top lid of the optical disc drive. 

• Lift and remove the lid from the optical disc drive. 

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Step 5 




• Carefully wipe the lens in a circular 
motion with a rubbing alcohol 
damped Q-Tip. 

• Do not over-dampen the Q- 
Tip with rubbing alcohol. 

• Allow a few minutes for the 
rubbing alcohol to 
evaporate. 






To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 



This document was last generated on 2012-10-31 07:54:19 PM. 



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